Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named. He insists that their unchaperoned night together has compromised her honor, and, therefore she must marry him. Tension levels run high as Honoria plots to thwart Devil's marriage plans and tries to help him find his cousin's killer...the same madman who is now plotting to murder Devil.
Narrator Simon Prebble tantalizes listeners as he breathes life into these intriguing characters.
Savor another Cynster novel.
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"Lush sensuality, deft plotting, and charming secondary characters make this novel a stellar beginning for the Bar Cynster series." (Amazon.com review)
Loved this book because of the narration by Simon Prebble, loved the character's.
This is my wonderful sons account that he has allowed me to have. Due to a neuromuscular disorder, reading is difficult. So thankful 4 this.
I definitely enjoyed this story. It really had just the right amount of romance and mystery. Enjoyed Devil (hate that name though) and Honorias relationship, and the relative ease in which it came together. I really prefer when its not dragged out forever. There was a ton of sex in this book. A lot. Simon Prebble is a good enough narrator, though I tend to prefer female narrators, I wouldn't object to listening to SP again. It was, however, kind of awkward listening to him read the sex scenes, especially from the female perspective. Sometimes it made me chuckle. Lol All in all, I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next in the series.
Deleted the book halfway through, after suffering hours of torment. If I heard one more 'he caged her in his arms' or 'her breasts rose' I would have vomited. Sad, because I love Simon Prebble's narration.
I started out with an optimistic view of this book. But, the more I got in to listening, the more tedious it became. The villain of the novel, is a no- brainer from the start, so there aren't any surprises where that is concerned. There is plenty of repetition in the dialog, with our heroine's regal chin and nose turned up to the air, I began to wonder how she could ever look at anything directly in front of herself. The love story is pretty typical, for romances: boy decides he wants the girl, she doesn't want the boy, then eventually changes her mind, into an all consuming passion. Speaking of which, the love scenes are never ending, like timewise, I found my mind drifting. It was like listening to a sportscaster, on a radio; play by play, by boring play. The book lost it's momentum in the second half, and finally picked up again toward the end, where it was interesting again.
I have read historical romances that I do enjoy, but this one just wasn't my cup of tea.
There was alot of back story, which helped the story line. Found the plot and time period interesting. I haven't read anything about that period as a fiction before so it was new to me. Better than the Elusive Bride which is the next in the series. The heroine was a little trying at times but towards the end she was better.
All of his performance I've heard are strong and he does a great job separating accents and voices so you can keep up easily with the dialogue.
Stephanie Laurens has been a favorite author of mine for years. I have never been disappointed and am not with this one. The narrator also does a fine job.
If you want to listen to a steamy story with an interesting adventure tucked in.
First let me say that I enjoyed the narrator. His portrayal of "Devil" made me think of Liam Neeson's voice everytime. Sadly, Devil and however you spell her name are boooorrrrinnnggg. The gist of the book goes like this: governess chick says no, no, no, and big Devil guy says yes, yes, yes. Sex scenes were just too long with typical yucky adjectives for peices and parts. Oh, and there is this murder of somebody's family member that they talk about between the noes and the yeses. Great book to daydream thru, especially with my faux Liam Neeson voice whispering yes, yes, yes in my ear. I would wait until this book is on sale or free...not worth a credit.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I just don't understand why this book (or the entire series) had so many good reviews. I found the story to be drawn-out and boring. At the start it was promising and the narrator was good but as the book went on it just bored me to death. I can't recommend this one and I will not continue on with the series despite the rave reviews. I guess it was just not my cup of tea.
Unsure who'd enjoy this - I suspect reading the book I wouldn't have picked up so much on how often the same adjectives were used over and over again . . .
Used a thesaurus
Performance was fine . . .
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